Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree

After reading one of my favorite blogs "Thrums" where Susan shares her wonderful Christmas ornaments with us,  I thought I would take few shots of my own Christmas tree to share with you.

For those of you who might be wondering why there is a red and white ribbon trailing down my tree let me explain.  The ribbon is actually a pennant, it is flown on US Navy ships when they are returning to their homeport from a cruise.  That particular pennant flew on my husband's ship many years ago when he was returning from sea - lots of good memories for our family surrounding pennants just like this one.

Hand blown glass ball in one of my favorite colors, Scarlet red.  I have a lovely collection of these hand blown glass balls on our tree in cobalt blue or the hard to find reds.  It sort of glows in the tree lights.

At the top of our tree is our traditional tree topper made from yellow ribbons, a US Flag and a gold star - all these items are from a wreath I made and displayed in our home when my husband was deployed overseas in support of the Navy's mission in Operation Desert Storm/Enduring Freedom and several other deployments.  It would not be Christmas in our home without these dear-to-us decorations.

My little Pooh Bear, I designed and hand sewed this little guy out of wool felt scraps.

54 years young!  My Mother beaded and made this stocking for me when I was born.  It has seen a lot of Christmases in it's life.  Seems most of my most favorite presents have been hidden in this stocking.

In case you are wondering I am actually weaving, this is my current project on the Glimarka.  This table runner is woven with a nice Jaggerspun wool as the weft, the color is a dark burgundy that doesn't seem to photograph well.  Love this pattern of Roses.

Hope your holidays are enjoyable.

Happy Weaving!


  1. Loved the ornaments! Tell your husband I thank him for serving in the Navy. We have Navy vets in our family also--my father, father-in-law, sister and brother, to name a few. I am very grateful to those who step up to the plate for us. And your runner is gorgeous! I will not be weaving until after the holidays as the room is being used for guests, but I have a project in mind. Happy New Year!

  2. Just beautiful and I love that stocking. I'll bet it HAS been the winner for the special gifts. The weaving looks lovely.

  3. Now you were smart to wait till it was dark enough for the lights! Thanks for sharing your special decorations...

    I did show my Dad your blog while he was here and he, as an ex Royal Navy Chief Petty Officer said to say hello to your husband. One old salt to another...

    Happy New Year!

  4. Your borders on the runner are gorgeous! Did you design them?